Animal shelter: Our pets ‘protect you from the Area 51 aliens’
These pets are looking to get beamed up.
An Oklahoma animal shelter has jumped on the viral “Storm Area 51” event in an attempt to find forever homes for its rescue dogs, cats and pigs.
“Come storm our shelter,” OKC Animal Shelter wrote Friday in a Facebook post that’s racked up more than 11,000 shares. “We have great animals ready to protect you from the Area 51 aliens. Adoption isn’t that far out of this world! #stormtheshelter.”
The shelter also shared photos of three cute canines wearing tinfoil hats — and the extraterrestrial marketing strategy is working.
“I adopted him!” Melissa Littel commented with a photo of 3-month-old Lab mix Sam at home, sans his hat.
“Piper has been adopted,” the shelter commented Monday morning on a photo of the 3-year-old pointer and boxer mix wearing a piece tinfoil molded into cap with antennae.
The social media adoption campaign is so successful, the Animal Welfare Department is “alien-izing” more adoptable pets.
“The response to #stormtheshelter has been out of this world!,” shelter reps wrote in a follow-up post Monday, along with a photo of “alien fighting Daisy.”
The 4-month-old border collie mix is pictured with a UFO costume — and a pup-sized alien riding her back.
The OKC Animal Shelter, which claims to be the only one in Oklahoma City, currently has 116 dogs, 39 cats and two pigs up for adoption.
The ironic Facebook event which inspired the doggy dress-up, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” has over 1.9 million confirmed “attendees” and has inspired a host of celebrity and brand responses from the likes of Guy Fieri, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Butterfinger.
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